Positive Thinking

Back in 1953, Norman Vincent Peale published his best-selling book “The Power of Positive Thinking”. In it, among other benefits of following his advice:“You can attain a degree of health not hitherto known by you.”But is there real evidence that positive thinking can prevent disease and ailments? The Evidence In the book “Doctor You”, Oxford …

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Blood Pressure

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says: High blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death for Americans. In 2017, nearly half a million deaths in the United States included hypertension (high blood pressure) as a primary or contributing cause. According to the National Health …

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Doctor You

I was on holiday when I read a book in the hotel ‘library’, which certainly got me (the cynic) thinking that alternative medicine may indeed be beneficial. That book is “Doctor You – Revealing the science of self-healing” by Oxford academic Doctor Jeremy Howick. The author’s starting point is that many medical trials have shown …

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